Secrets of Power Problem Solving

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Open Road Media, Apr 24, 2012 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Let's face it: very few people have studied how to solve problems. Problems knock us down like a tsunami and we don't know what to do about it. We lie awake at night worrying about it and spend our days stressing out over a situation that only seems to get worse.  It doesn't have to be that way. Roger Dawson has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to negotiate, persuade, and make decisions, with his lectures, audio programs and books, and now he has turned his attention to something that everyone needs: a way to solve life's problems. Secrets of Power Problem Solving provides proven techniques and sure-fire strategies for solving eveything the world throws at you. You'll enjoy greater success as you learn how to:
  • Treat every problem as a golden opportunity.
  • Make your intuition work for you.
  • Evaluate your available choices.
  • Create options when you see no solution.
  • Avoid problems in the first place.

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Section OneTypes of Problems
Chapter 1There Are Only Two Types of Problems
Chapter 2Solving People Problems
Chapter 3Solving Money Problems
Section TwoProblemSolving Tools
Chapter 4The Simplest Solution Is the Most Likely
Chapter 5The Five Whys of Problem Solving
Chapter 6Dont Let Anger Exacerbate Your Problem
Chapter 21Intuition or Rapid Reasoning?
Chapter 22Improving Intuition With RightBrained Thinking
Chapter 23Controlling the Left and Right Sides of the Brain
Chapter 24Moving Away From the Problem
Chapter 25Finding New Answers With Creative Thinking
Section FiveLogical Problem Solving
Chapter 26Go or NoGo Decisions
Chapter 27Choosing Between Two Ways to Solve a Problem

Chapter 7Let Your Principles Guide You
Chapter 8Does the Problem Deserve a Decision?
Chapter 9Is the Problem Real or Imagined?
Chapter 10What Happens If You Do Nothing?
Chapter 11Is the Problem Really Unique?
Section ThreeQuestions to Ask Before You Solve a Problem
Chapter 12Difficulty Defining the Problem
Chapter 13Dont Solve Problems Too Quickly
Chapter 14Dont Solve Problems Too Slowly
Chapter 15How Quickly Should You Choose?
Chapter 16If the Horse Drops Dead Get Off Fast
Chapter 17Dont Bang Your Head Against Concrete Principles
Section FourIntuitive Problem Solving
Chapter 18Do You Have a Golden Gut?
Chapter 19Is Intuitive Problem Solving Obsolete?
Chapter 20How Chunking Improves Your Intuition
Chapter 28Handicapping Critical Decisions
Section SixGathering Information
Chapter 29Gathering Information Is the Key to Good Problem Solving
Chapter 30Information Drift
Section SevenBrainstorming
Chapter 31Should You Brainstorm or Not?
Chapter 32The Advantages of Brainstorming
Chapter 33Structured Brainstorming
Section EightWhat Makes You a Great Problem Solver?
Chapter 34Traits of Great Problem Solvers
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Roger Dawson (La Habra Heights, CA) is one of the country's top experts on the art of negotiating. As a full-time speaker since 1982, he has trained executives, managers, and salespeople throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia and Australia. He is one of only a few professionals in the world to have been awarded both the CSP and CPAE by the National Speakers Association, their two highest awards. He was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame in 1991. He is the author of Secrets of Power Negotiating, Secrets of Power Negotiating for Salespeople, and Secrets of Power Persuasion.

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